Barry Bonds bows out of World Baseball Classic

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"When my name was first announced for the WBC, my gut reaction was that I wanted to play. After much thought and discussion with my family I have decided to remove myself from the upcoming World Baseball Classic roster," Bonds wrote on his Web site, www.barrybonds.com.

"After the announcement I received a lot of criticism as well as concern from fans and my family and friends. The obvious objections were about my health and whether or not I would be ready to play," Bonds said. "In the end, I decided that I can't take any chances that might jeopardize my season."

And then there's that chance that he might have to pee in a cup...

Giants general manager Brian Sabean has said he hopes Bonds will be able to play in 120 games this season, which will be his 21st in the majors. Bonds hoped to lose a significant amount of weight this offseason from his 6-foot-1 frame after his knee kept him from doing the cardiovascular work and weight training he typically does throughout the year.

The stories about him wanting to shed 30 or so pounds over the off season are nothing new. But this guy was healthy enough to play out the end of last season. Three additional months of rehab and he's still not sure about his knee?

Nobody knows 100% what caused Barry to get so big so fast... or why he's all in a sudden losing so much weight. But history will bear this all out. And when it's all said and done, between him, Sosa, MacGwire, Canseco, Palmero and quite a few other big names... we'll probably see an asterisk next to a lot of records in baseball.

But that's just my opinion.


 

Syringer

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Yet another excuse for people to rag on him.

"Bonds is un-American!"
"Bonds is a terrorist!"
 

maddogchen

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It might be his final season for the Giants. Would you risk it on an unimportant, lets do it because it'll give sponsors lots of money, show?
 

Toasthead

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I freaking hate barry bonds...I wish he would just go away once and for all.

hes a disgrace to baseball
 

DougK62

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Originally posted by: Whoozyerdaddy
Nobody knows 100% what caused Barry to get so big so fast... or why he's all in a sudden losing so much weight. But history will bear this all out. And when it's all said and done, between him, Sosa, MacGwire, Canseco, Palmero and quite a few other big names... we'll probably see an asterisk next to a lot of records in baseball.

But that's just my opinion.

He did steroids and got huge. Now that he got caught he's sheding 30 lbs under the guise of "I just want to lose weight".

Seems obvious to me...